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Old 01-26-2011, 06:05 AM   #18
Darryl Shaw
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Originally Posted by Arien Malec View Post
Originally Posted by Darryl Shaw View Post
Just remember that cutting fat won't affect your performance but cutting carbs and protein will.
Darryl, this is a total half-truth. You've completely ignored the impact cutting total calories has on recovery. (You've also ignored the impact that low carb has on fat mobilization, and that high carb has on leptin, but that's in the weeds for this issue).
A calorie deficit of ~500kcal/d will clearly have an impact on both performance and recovery, that's unavoidable if you want to lose weight, but cutting carbs which are the principle fuel used during exercise will have a far greater impact on performance and recovery than cutting fat.
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